Fast Facts

  • Planned to study orchestral conducting in college and was a candidate for a Fulbright Scholarship, until a drama teacher suggested he try acting.
  • Played clarinet with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York for two years to support himself while studying acting with Stellar Adler.
  • First major stage role was in A View From the Bridge with Jon Voight and Dustin Hoffman.
  • Made TV history when he appeared on a 1974 episode of All in the Family and became the first person, other than Archie, to sit in Archie Bunker's beloved chair.
  • Days of Our Lives writer Pat Falcon-Smith created the villain Stefano DiMera for him after seeing him on the 1981 mini-series The Gangster Chronicles.
  • Won Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Villain in 1984, 1985 and 1987.
  • Appeared on The Bold and the Beautiful from 2001-06 before reprising his role as Stefano on Days of Our Lives in 2007.
  • Has a road in Ocilla, Ga., named after him in appreciation for his charity work.

Relationships

  • Peter Mascolo — Son
  • Rose Maimone — Wife (deceased)
  • Patricia Schultz — Wife
  • Peter Mascolo — Father
  • Anna Mascolo — Mother

College

  • Attended University of Miami, Miami, FL; attended United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

Details

  • Birth Place: West Hartford, CT
  • Birthday: March 13, 1935, Pisces
  • Profession: Actor
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